Monday, March 23, 2009

March 23: On Youth

Today's Kerouaction

Jack didn't let his chronological age dictate his behavior, and neither should the rest of us. There are lots of examples in On The Road and The Dharma Bums where a character displays what society would probably label "immature behavior" or "juvenile antics."

Like sunbathing naked. Or sneaking aboard an abandoned boat. Or pissing off the back of a moving truck. Or dancing in public. Or inventing and playing a game. Or staying up all night.

If you want to do it, do it. Don't let age stop you. Stay young at heart.
Youth is not properly definable by age. It is a spirit of daring, creating, asserting life, and openly relating to the world.
~Malcolm Boyd

Well said, Malcolm.

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